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Download In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia (Early Childhood Education Series) epub

by Lella Gandini,Lynn Hill,Louise Cadwell,Charles Schwall

As the authors state in their opening chapter, prepare to be amazed. This beautiful book describes the revolution that the Reggio Emiliaatelier (art studio) brought to the education of young children in Italy, and follows that revolution across the ocean to North America. It explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school's approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning.

Lavishly illustrated in full color, this original volume: includes detailed interviews with Italian educators from Reggio Emilia; offers a window into many ateliers within the United States, examining the multiple ways that experience is altered when teachers, parents, and children prepare and work together in the studio setting; addresses the practical aspects of the atelier, including organizing the environment, using materials, and provides examples of projects; and features a comprehensive approach that addresses many varied issues related to children, including learning, collaboration, relationships, and community.

Download In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia (Early Childhood Education Series) epub
ISBN: 080774591X
ISBN13: 978-0807745915
Category: Other
Subcategory: Education
Author: Lella Gandini,Lynn Hill,Louise Cadwell,Charles Schwall
Language: English
Publisher: Teachers College Press (May 1, 2005)
Pages: 212 pages
ePUB size: 1138 kb
FB2 size: 1232 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 133
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If you are at all interested in the Reggio Emilia Approach, creating a studio in your school or classroom or just viewing preschoolers learning and expression differently than you have than this is the book for you. This book walks you through various art studios in a preschool building and in preschool rooms. There are amazing stories and interviews about how the art studios came about and inspiration that spired it all. I would even recommend this book for anyones home or work studio. There are lots of ideas on organization and the book helps open your mind to possibilities that were not their before.
Wonderful Resource for ALL Reggio Emilia Inspired Educational Programs!
Excellent book for Reggio Inspired schools, research and educators. I have been researching Reggio Inspired schools and found this to be an excellent resource.
A beautiful book, a pleasure to the eye and hand as well as to the mind, In The Spirit Of The Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia presents as two voices, alternating between the insight of experienced teachers and atelieristi from Reggio Emilia and studio teachers in the United States. As the voices alternate, the diversity of contexts and experiences resonates. Yet, throughout the book, in every chapter, there rings a common message: the studio is, beyond a special place in a school, a way of thinking, and a metaphor for a particular way of teaching. In the Spirit of the Studio offers an unprecedented window into the thinking behind the atelier, Loris Malaguzzi's intentions for it, the growth of those intentions, and the American experience as influenced by them. Full of wisdom, provocation, and stories from the atelier, this beautiful book holds up for us yet another lens (or two or three) through which to look at what we are doing and at the possibilities that wait for us, if we accept the the studio. As the publisher suggests on the back cover of In The Spirit Of The Studio : Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia, prepare to be amazed.

Extract from the Review by Pam Oken-Wright, published in Innovations in Early Childhood Education: The International Reggio Exchange vol.12.n.2, Spring 2005
Some of the members of the Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota chose this book for one of our book studies. It was an excellent book for many reasons. Although we did have 2 or 3 studio teachers in our group, we also had classroom teachers. It was informative and inspirational for both of these groups. The studio teachers could obviously read it from their perspective to gain knowledge and insight for their studio work. For the classroom teachers, it applied extremely well, also. It seemed to me that you could substitute 'classroom' for 'studio' in most cases in the book and then apply the ideas in like manner.
If you are working in Early Childhood Education this book has so many creative approaches and ideas that you could adapt and implement. Beautifully illustrated, the documented learning is visible and attractive, and really inspired me in my practice.
This is a great book that explains the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. It emphasizes the importance of art in the curriculum. Examples given from various schools can be adapted to many settings. Photos and sections written by different educators are helpful.
Excellent stories from peolple who have experience in the Reggio schools .. Fantastic pictures. Interesting thoughts from people who have adapted the Reggio philosophy.